Archive for September 2009

Suicide Food Ads for Ristorante Cantina

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Here are a couple of funny and well-made print ads in which the carrots and onions can't help but chop up their brethren. For Ristorante Cantina by Euro RSCG Zürich, Switzerland. Also, the googley eyes? Kind of creepy.

Megan Fox Has Questionably Poor Taste in Restaurants

Last night Megan Fox visited The Tonight Show and told Conan O'Brien about her favorite dining spots which included basically every chain restaurant out there: Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Krispy Kreme, and Red Lobster. Either this is extremely well-placed contextual advertising, or Megan Fox has exceptionally poor taste in restaurants. A transcript:

Duff Goldman's Girl Gourmet Cake Bakery

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Duff Goldman, of Charm City Cakes and Ace of Cakes fame, teamed up with Girl Gourmet to make the Girl Gourmet Cake Bakery (buy at Amazon), a kit that lets girls (and boys) make and roll out their own fondant to decorate a mini two-tiered cake that even comes with an air-powered icing gun. [...]

Hand-Pulled Noodle-Making, Narrated by Alton Brown

Here's a totally mesmerizing four-minute video of Danny Yip, executive noodle chef at Mr. Chow in Los Angeles, making noodles by hand. Alton Brown narrates, saying, "This may be the best culinary magic trick you've ever seen."
This is from the extras to the DVD of Kung Fu Panda (buy at Amazon). Watch the video below [...]

Linksplodge 09/17/09

Above, an infographic depicting meat consumption per capita of various countries. Note that Santa is the first thing listed under "the average weights of some common edible things." [via SE]
Urlesque: Photos of conjoined fruits and vegetables
Jonathan is in China trying to figure out how to say "gourmand" (anything but "foodie"!) in Chinese. We like zuǐchán [...]

UK Blog: Notes From a Hospital Bed

Here's a fun read: Notes From a Hospital Bed, written by someone with the pseudonym "Traction Man," a freelance journalist forced to spend months in an NHS Hospital bed after being "struck down by a bone and flesh-eating bug." (For those who do not know, the NHS, or the National Health Service, is the publicly-funded [...]

CityCenter, the $11 Billion Las Vegas 'Urban Metropolis,' to Feature Celeb Chefs, Evil

Photograph by City Center Las Vegas
The end is nigh, and as we could have guessed, it's going on in Las Vegas. CityCenter, pretty much the craziest development of high-rises ever built this side of Dubai, with claims to be "one of the great urban places of the world," will open in December. A reminder of [...]

Meet the 185-Pound Record-Breaking Hamburger

The 2009 edition of the Guinness World Records book is out today (buy at Amazon), and one of the additions is the 185-pound hamburger at Mallie's Sports Grill and Bar in Southgate, Michigan (pictured, right).
The Telegraph reports that it took fifteen hours to bake the burger "patty" and eight hours to bake the bun. The [...]

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